With the number of measles cases reported in the U.S. increasing, we wanted to share some important information about this disease, including how to make sure you know your immunization status.


Topic:  Measles

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Measles is a highly contagious virus that is spread through direct contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. Symptoms generally appear 7 to 14 days after a person is infected and include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. A few days later, tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth followed by a red, blotchy rash on the face, which spreads to other body parts.

The most effective method for preventing measles is the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which provides long-lasting protection against all strains of measles. We encourage individuals to know their immunity status for measles.


Any one of the following is considered evidence of measles immunity:

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Birth before 1957

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Documented administration of two doses of live measles virus vaccine

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Laboratory (serologic) proof of immunity or lab confirmation of previously having had the disease


If you do not have any of the above evidence for immunity, or are unsure about your vaccination status, the health & wellness office encourages you to contact us at 619-644-7192.



Other Helpful Resources

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San Diego County Coronavirus Disease 2019

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease 2019 (WHO)

California Community Colleges Health & Wellness